Tourism - Maybole surrounding villages

South of Maybole on the B7023 the oldest and most interesting part of this village extends along the Maybole road.

Situated eight miles north of Girvan on the A77, the village has strong connections with Robert Burns, Souter Johnnie's Cottage was built in 1785 and is open to the public and operated by the National Trust for Scotland. This was the home of the village cobbler (Souter) John Davidson. Robert Burns took the real man and transformed him into an immortal character of fiction in his poem "Tam O' Shanter". The old graveyard where Tam O'Shanter and Souter Johnnie are buried is opposite the Cottage. Burns also went to school in the village.

The village on the B7023 has a short Main Street of great character. The stone cottages are greatly enhanced by colourful floral displays and boxes of plants. Ideal walking country, a short distance along the B741 towards Dalmellington, is a scenic walk which goes uphill to Sclenteuch Moor.

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